With Expanded Toolbox, Pittsburgh Penguins Show There’s More Than 1 Way to Win

November 7th, 2014 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »

On Thursday night, shootout goals from Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby sealed the Pittsburgh Penguins' sixth-consecutive win as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3.

The idea of the mighty Penguins beating typically hapless Winnipeg doesn't seem especially outlandish, but the streaking Jets were undefeated in six games going into Thursday's matchup. They also dished out a punishing physical game on a Penguins team that's better known for dazzle than it is for getting down and dirty.

As Pittsburgh continues to win games away from the friendly confines of Consol Energy Center, fans are starting to see that this year's team is armed with some new weapons in its arsenal.

Typically, Penguins teams are all about offense. With Crosby and Malkin leading the way, this year's group hasn't lost its scoring touch. They're still the highest-scoring team in the league; Sid's tied for first in the league with 19 points, and Geno's close behind with 16. New arrival Patric Hornqvist is nearly a third of the way to annihilating his previous season high of 53 points: He has 15 points with the Penguins in just 12 games. 

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